Inheritance of card template changes
Seemingly, only SPB Wallet offered this and it was incredibly useful. Whilst the ability to modify and re-order fields on specific cards is sometimes convenient, it is very inconvenient that changes to a template are not inherited by the cards that were created using it.
For example, I have a few templates and hundreds of cards that were created using them and quite often I realise I’ve missed a crucial field for that card type I have to manually make the changes on every single card.I never had to do this in SPB Wallet.
I suggest having the best of both worlds by implementing a “Inherit template changes” checkbox on each card that can be toggled.
I too am coming from SPB Wallet, still using it in fact, but cannot get it to run on anything but my own phone - the software is just no longer supported. It is such a great piece of software, allowing card and template duplication, template field adjustment with optional propagation to existing cards using that template, and hierachial expandable/collapsible labels/categories. Safe In Cloud is nicely done, but these basic database capabilities would make it exceptional!
Jan Kroone commented
Inheritance of template changes was the first thing I was looking for in trying out SIC. The ability to modify structure of individual cards afterwards and deviate from original template may be a nice feature to some but from the point of maintainability not really advisable. Option per card to maintain inheritance from its template yes or no is a good in-between.
Secondly, the ability to create(duplicate) a new template from an existing one (or from a modified existing card for that matter) would be a good feature too.
Bruce Liberman commented
Perhaps a simpler alternative to inheritance: Similar to the right-click "Duplicate" feature (which duplicates an existing card with its data), add a right-click "Create Template" feature. Using this feature would create a Template based on the current highlighted card, minus the data.
Saving the template with the name of an existing template would overwrite the template, essentially updating the template.
Amr Matar commented
Ben Hooper commented
This really needs addressing. I realised that I did not have fields for Requires SSL and Requires Authentication for POP, IMAP, and SMTP connectivity for my Email Account card so I had to manually make the changes to my template and 9 cards that were using it and it took over 30 minutes whereas this would have taken a under a minute with SPB Wallet.
Paul Wood commented